Bauxite Schools Testing Newsletter
February 3, 2016
ACT, ACT Aspire, IOWA, ELPA 21, MSAA - Who Takes What?
ACT Aspire - 3rd - 10th graders - April 11 - May 13
IOWA - 1st & 2nd graders - April 4 - 15
ELPA 21 - Students who are classified as Limited English Proficiency - Feb. 1 - March 11
MSAA - Students with Severe Cognitive Disabilities - March 30 - May 13
Interim vs. Classroom: Both Are Called Periodics
Classroom - Gr. 3-8 English, Math, Reading, Science
District Expectations: Take a 25 point grade on the interims. Don't count questions your students have not yet been taught.
Make a plan for getting that info taught before April 11.
Set up periodic test dates with your building counselor.
Differences Between PARCC and ACT Aspire
- High School Accountability is Tied to Grade 10 only
- 9th and 10th graders will take the same test
- Students can't read when they finish their tests this year
- There is NO read aloud or text to speech in English or Reading, even with an IEP
- No calculators for grades 3-5
- Only 1 time to test, and about 4 hours total testing time!
- Much More Grammar
- Cold Prompt Writing
- Science is included!
State-Required Infrastructure Trial
Thursday, Feb. 18th, 9:45am
BHS, BMS, PHE, MA - Some Classrooms. Check link below.
Check this Google Doc to see if your classroom is one that will do the infrastructure trial! https://goo.gl/pP72fz
If you are not involved in the infrastructure trial, please do not stream video or music at that time.
Dates for Summative Testing
1-2 Grades - Apr. 4-8
3rd Grade - Apr. 25-26
4th Grade - Apr. 20-21
5th Grade - April 18-19
6th Grade - April 13-14
7th Grade - April 11-12
8th Grade - April 13-14
9th Grade - April 11-12
10th Grade - April 13-14
11th Grade - March 1